So I got this rose bubble tip anemone last week. It took a day or so to find a spot that it liked and since then it has been doing well, puffed up and it even ate half a silverside I gave him. I did a 20% water change 2 days ago. It was nice and puffed up most of today and just as I was passing the tank a few minutes ago, it was completely deflated and oozing some mucus like substance from its mouth.
I noticed right next to it was a little crab that I had never seen before. I am guessing that this little crab came along with my live rock. Maybe the crab somehow disturbed it?
I have had the tank running for a year now. Its a 50 gallon with about 70 lbs of live rock. I have 220W power compacts, which are about a month old (I was told that would be enough for a RBTA by one LFS
, but that it wasnt good enough lighting by another LFS
). Water parameters are all at 0, Ph is 8.4, salinity is about 1.25, temp is 80F. I have 2 percula clowns, 1 rock blenny, 1 mandarin dragonnette, 1 firefish. I have 5 snails and about 10 hermit crabs. As far as corals, I have a small frogspawn, hammer coral, yellow polyps and a duncan.
It seems like this kind of behavior is normal for anemones from what I have been reading. Should I be concerned? Please see the pic.